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Orange-Flavored Hot Chocolate

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Other time 20 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup hot chocolate and 1 tablespoon whipped topping)
This beverage is perfect to serve on a winter evening or after a brisk walk in the cold winter air.


  • 2 large navel oranges
  • 4 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup sweet ground chocolate and cocoa (such as Ghirardelli)
  • 6 tablespoons frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • Orange curls (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 166
  • fat 2.9 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • protein 7.3 g
  • carbohydrate 30.8 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 114 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • calcium 219 mg

How to Make It

  1. Carefully remove rind from oranges using a vegetable peeler, making sure not to get any of the white pithy part of the rind. Combine orange rind and milk in a large saucepan, reserving orange pulp for another use. Bring milk mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 20 minutes.

  2. Strain milk mixture through a sieve into a bowl, discarding orange rind. Return milk to pan. Stir in chocolate. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Pour into 6 mugs; top each serving with whipped topping. Garnish with orange curls, if desired. Serve immediately.

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